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Afghanistan Launches US$71 Million Initiative to Prepare Rural Communities for Climate Change

The Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Countries Fund, has…

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“Mother Earth Day” Marked in Kabul

On April 22, 2018, UNDP’s GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) celebrated International Mother Earth Day by cleaning plastic waste from Kol-e-Hashmat Khan area in Kabul.  


Afghanistan Launches US$71 Million Initiative to Prepare Rural Communities for Climate Change

The Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Countries Fund, has launched a new multi-million dollar project aimed at…  


Community initiative from Afghanistan wins UN prize

At a press conference held on Monday, September 21st, leaders from the United Nations joined Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Alec Baldwin to announce the 21 winning initiatives of this…  


UNDP supports Afghan election audit

The audit of nearly 23,000 ballot boxes from the recent, 14 June, run-off election for the Afghan Presidency continues apace. It is being conducted at the Independent Election Commission (IEC)…  


Making Environmental Education Accessible For The People Of Bamyan

The first ever Environment Centre has been established in the province of Bamyan. The centre will provide environmental information and resources to civil servants, staff of non-governmental and civil…  


Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented

New York – Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse…  


UNDP – Japan Partnership Strengthens Afghan Democracy

Kabul: Japan today extended a grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) in support of free, fair and credible elections and a more responsive democracy, following the signing…  


Afghan Businesswomen Highlight Role of Entrepreneurship in Human Development

In a first of its kind assembly, over 300 women came together to find solutions for increasing women’s role in businesses and entrepreneurship development in Afghanistan, here today. The assembly of…  


UNDP and UN Women Join Hands To Launch Online Community on Gender Issues in Afghanistan

Kabul: Now solutions for any gender practitioners in the country are only a text message away. Solution Exchange Afghanistan’s Community of Practice (CoP) for Gender Equality, an online network of…  


UNDP Supports Gender Training of 35 Faculty Members of Kabul University

Kabul: The Ministry of Women’s Affairs with assistance from United Nations Development Program’s Gender Equality Project started a training program today for 35 members of Kabul University Faculty,…  

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